Murray issues Grand Slam warning


Originally published on: 26/02/10 12:58

The 22-year-old world number four is only in the early stages of a blossoming career which has already seen him reach the final of the 2008 US Open, when he lost to record grand slam winner Roger Federer. But Murray has warned the presence of greats such as Federer and Rafael Nadal may prevent him from ever realising his ambition of claiming a major success.

“That’s what I want to do (win a grand slam). But this is one of, if not the toughest era in tennis,” he said. “You can play great and not win right now because of how good the other players are.”

He added: “I’ll try my best to win a grand slam, that’s my goal, but I still think you can be successful in tennis even if you don’t win one.

“Having said that, I would be disappointed if I didn’t.”


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